News Releases for September 2013

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Low-Income Housing Limits to Be Waived For Colorado Disaster Victims

IR-2013-79, Sept. 30, 2013 — The IRS is waiving certain limitations for projects financed with low-income housing tax credits or exempt facility bonds so that owners and operators of these facilities anywhere in the nation can provide housing to victims of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Colorado that began Sept. 11.

Empowerment Zones Designations Continue Through the End of the Year

IR-2013-78, Sept. 27, 2013 ― Empowerment zone designations remain in place until Dec. 31, 2013.

Tax-filing and Payment Extensions Expire Oct. 15; Check Eligibility for Overlooked Tax Benefits; Choose e-file; Payment Options Available

IR-2013-77, Sept. 26, 2013 — The IRS urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to check their returns for often-overlooked benefits and then file using IRS e-file or Free File.

CPA Disbarred for Stealing from Daughter’s Trust Fund

IR-2013-76, Sept. 17, 2013 — The IRS announced the disbarment of David O. Christensen after he was convicted of theft for misappropriating funds as the conservator of his daughter’s trust account. Christensen’s CPA licenses in Washington and Oregon were revoked previously as a result of his conviction.

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Colorado Storms

IR-2013-75, Sept. 16, 2013 — The IRS is providing tax relief to individual and business taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Colorado.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Fourth Quarter of 2013

IR-2013-74, Sept. 5, 2013 — The IRS announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

Summer 2013 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available

IR-2013-73, Sept. 3, 2013 — The IRS announced that the summer 2013 Statistics of Income Bulletin is available at The bulletin features data from Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, filed with individual income tax returns for tax years 2008 through 2010.

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